DescriptionThis unit develops themes associated with legal, ethical and regulatory aspects of health care, with a particular focus on the public and private character of various aspects thereof. There is a strong emphasis on the policy and ethics discourses underpinning health law, as well as an exploration of specific substantive areas of regulation and legal practice. The unit engages with global as well as domestic perspectives. Particular themes include Foundational Concepts of Health Law and Regulation; Frameworks for Decision-Making; Decisions on End of Life; Reproductive Technologies; Disciplinary and Coronary Matters; Civil Liability of Health Care Professionals; Regulatory and Liability Issues of Medical Implants. While reference will be made to the interactions and overlaps between health care and public health, please note that this course focuses primarily on health care.
Through the vehicle of health, an interest shared by humanity, this unit contributes to empower students to appreciate and understand the broad role of law in society.